This week we spoke with Devlin McNeil, President and Executive Director of Arts+, which has been on our dream guest list for years. Devlin did not disappoint, talking about their programming, life after Spirit Square, and what’s changed about their approach post covid. She also nailed the “Woooooo!” at the end.
This week we were joined by Alex Smereczniak, co-founder and CEO of Charlotte startup 2U Laundry. We talk about being an entrepreneur in Charlotte, Breaking Bad, catfishing, and clean clothes.
Charlotte Media Royalty Colleen Odegaard joined the podcast to share about her career on Charlotte TV, her new life coaching project and podcast. We also chatted about the new ATC10K, Charlotte Podcast Festival and the Big Pumpkin Wall that John cares too much about.
This week we spoke with Shawn McAllister, Charlotte developer and leader of Fulcrum, a new project in South End. We brought some intense rapid fire questions for Shawn and let’s just say he delivered the goods. We also dabbled in some history to learn about local journalist Trezzvant Anderson (via a great Charlotte Magazine story).
This week we talked with Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte about its role as a champion of sustainability for Charlotte, how to make a public/private partnership successful, and of course, TikTok dances.
This week we connected with Damon Hemmerdinger of Camp North End to learn more about the project and its innovative long term vision. We also talked about baseball walkup songs and the Hornets new uniforms.
We were joined by the delightful Ely Portillo of UNCC and Clayton Sealey of @CLTdevelopment to talk about the future of the city, if development has been affected by COVID-19 and lay down some hot takes. We also learned the history of the first Black councilman since Reconstruction, Frederick D. Alexander.
This week we were joined by Charlotte Media icon Stuart Watson who recapped his career highlights and talked about his new project, Man Listening.
Miller and John also shared what they look for in local places to patronize during quarantine, and there is a halfhearted woo.
The Charlotte Podcast · Episode 211: Stuart is Listening
We were joined by the incredible Supportive guy to run through our favorite music, movies, TV, food, games, book and “other” during quarantine. Jokes were made. Laughs were had.
This week we talk with historian, data guy, and friend of the pod Chuck McShane and go deep on his question “what were the most impactful events in Charlotte since 2005”. Topics included the usual suspects like the DNC, financial crisis, and HB2 but also a few surprises. John also details how he will celebrate the opening of the Hawthorne Street Bridge.